Christian Faribault is a partner in the Montréal office, the Regional Leader of the Investment Management Group and the Regional Leader of the Insurance – Corporate and Regulatory Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He specializes in regulatory, compliance and governance matters facing Canadian and foreign-based participants in the investment management industry, including investment fund managers, portfolio managers, dealers, financial institutions and service providers.
Christian regularly advises portfolio managers and fund managers on legal issues relating to the provision of advisory services, the distribution of securities and the establishment, operation and administration of investment funds (retail and private). He also has extensive experience in the area of registrant regulation and compliance, including developing, reviewing and assessing compliance procedures and practices. He has obtained novel exemptive relief from a wide variety of prospectus, registration, conflict of interest and other compliance requirements under Canadian securities laws.
Christian has also acted on behalf of several issuers and investment bankers on all types of corporate finance work (equity and debt), including IPOs, bought deals and private placements, as well as merger and acquisition transactions, shareholder and corporate governance matters, and the securities-related activities of financial institutions.
Prior to joining BLG, Christian has acted as general counsel to an investment dealer registered across Canada and a member of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V), the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX), the Montreal Stock Exchange (M-X) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).